Q: I’m in the process of buying my first home, and I’m a bit confused by escrow and how it works. Even some people I know, who have bought homes before, are confused! What do I need to know about escrow? A: Buying a home is a long and complicated process involving several steps. Escrow occurs between… Read more »
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How do I Raise my Kids to be Financially Independent Adults?
Q: How do I raise my kids to become financially independent adults? A: It’s commendable to try raising your kids today with an eye toward their future. Teaching your children how to be financially independent will help smooth the transition into adulthood. It will also give them the tools they need to achieve and maintain financial wellness… Read more »
Back-to-School Shopping Hacks
It’s back-to-school season, but that doesn’t mean you need to break your budget. Here’s six back-to-school shopping hacks to get you started. Take inventory Don’t set foot in a single store without first checking to see what you have at home. Keep a running list of everything you find so you know exactly what you… Read more »
Should I Buy an Electric Car?
Q: With gas prices soaring and expected to continue climbing into the foreseeable future, I’m wondering if this is a good time to consider purchasing an electric car. Should I buy an electric vehicle now? A: Thousands of drivers are grappling with this question as gas prices peak. While an electric vehicle (EV) might be the right… Read more »
Fourth of July Cookout on a Budget
The Fourth of July is the perfect summer celebration for grilling out — the fireworks, parades and sun are all outside, so why not eat outside? But, if you are the one hosting the festivities this year, a big cookout can quickly get expensive. No worries! Barbecue chicken, grilled corn on the cob and a… Read more »
Independence Day Celebrations, Yesterday And Today
Do you know exactly what happened on July 4, 1776? What do our Fourth of July celebrations commemorate, and why? The Reason We Celebrate on July 4 July 4, 1776, is the date written on the original Declaration of Independence, even though it wasn’t signed until Aug. 2 of the same year. July 4 was… Read more »